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William Oldroyd directs this British drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov's novel.
Set in the remote English countryside, the story follows teenage bride Katherine as she is forced to marry shady mining boss Alexander. Deeply unhappy with her new situation, Katherine soon finds an escape in the form of servant Sebastian and the pair begin having an affair.
However, when Alexander learns of her betrayal and reacts violently, Katherine and Sebastian are forced to take matters into their own hands in an attempt to get some retribution of their own.
Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
In writer-director Greta Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.
(Academy Award winner: Best Costume Design. Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Musical Score)
Feature drama starring Minnie Driver as a schoolteacher intent on staging a rock opera version of 'The Tempest'. It is the summer of 1976, and Viv May (Driver) is an enthusiastic young drama teacher at a Swansea secondary school. With her diaphanous dresses and progressive attitudes, former actress Viv has her enemies amongst the school's more conservative staff, and has set her sights on creating a high-octane fusion of Shakespeare and David Bowie for this year's school performance. Between rehearsals her adolescent students pass the hot summer days lounging around the lido, fighting and falling in love, as their future beyond the safe confines of school life looms ahead of them.
Truman Capote once remarked, "My primary thing is that I'm a prose writer. I don't think film is the greatest living thing"; nonetheless, his legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with cinema, Hollywood, and celebrity itself. In "Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies," Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography-- including his highly flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars--with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works that composed his fraught relationship with the Hollywood machine.
Capote's masterful short stories and novels ensure his status as an iconic author of the twentieth century, and his screenplays, including "Beat the Devil," "Indiscretion of an American Wife," and "The Innocents," allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. Throughout his professional life he circulated freely in a celebrity milieu populated by such notables as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. Cinematic adaptations of his literature, most notably "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood," play with or otherwise alter Capote's queer literary themes, often bleaching his daring treatment of homosexuality in favor of heterosexual romance.
"Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies" reveals Capote's literary works to be not merely coincident to film but integral to their mutual creation, paying keen attention to the ways in which Capote's identity as a gay southerner influenced his and others' perceptions of his literature and its adaptations. Pugh's research illuminates Capote's personal and professional successes and disappointments in the film industry, helping to create a more nuanced portrait of the author and bringing fresh details to light.
Eran Creevy writes and directs this British gangster thriller set in London's docklands. Ex-con Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London from his hideout in Iceland when his son gets caught up in a heist gone wrong. His reappearance gives detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) the chance he has long been waiting for to take down his old nemesis. But as their cat-and-mouse game unfolds, the two men end up becoming unlikely allies and working together to expose a deeper and more sinister conspiracy.
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village.
What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.
Silver age comics meets Alice in Wonderland in this weird and Crusoe-esque absurdist science fiction!, MEAN. TOUGH. RUTHLESS. ALONE! Ex-mercenary Loner always works alone. Even if it means being on an alien planet as the sole member of one of the spacecraft Wildcat's exploration teams! With only his customised six-shooter, "Babe", and some alien fur balls as company, Loner must contend with psychic aliens, subterranean monstrosities, and angry shapeshifters. He might be the toughest, but can he survive being shrunk, melted, and transformed on a planet that seems to want him dead? Join humanity's last surviving ex-mercenary on a surreal and grotesque adventure down the alien rabbit hole...,
Mark Hamill and Jack Armstrong star in this sci-fi thriller directed by Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang. After discovering a piece of alien technology which encases the operator in a powerful bio-mechanical exoskeleton, Sean Baker (Armstrong) suddenly finds himself on the run. With CIA agent Max Reed (Hamill) and henchmen from the evil Chronos Corporation looking to get their hands on the object, Baker must use his newfound superhuman powers to protect himself and keep one step ahead of his pursuers.
Maisie Williams and Florence Pugh star in this British drama written and directed by Carol Morley. Lydia and Abbie (Williams and Pugh) are best friends at their all-girls boarding school but they are very different people; Lydia is quiet and introverted while Abbie is ambitious and popular. After Abbie jeopardises her friendship with Lydia by sleeping with her brother, a fainting epidemic breaks out at the school and people are left wondering whether the mysterious Lydia could be the key...
This indispensable guide will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry. Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.
Now with engaging National Geographic images, the new edition of the Great Writing series helps students write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays. The new Foundations level meets the needs of low-level learners through practice in basic grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, while all levels feature clear explanations, student writing models, and meaningful practice opportunities. The new edition of the Great Writing series is the perfect writing solution for all learners from beginning to advanced.
All 13 episodes from the fifth series of the relaunched sci-fi adventure series, which marked Matt Smith's debut in the role of the legendary Time Lord. Episodes are: 'The Eleventh Hour', 'The Beast Below', 'Victory of the Daleks', 'The Time of Angels', 'Flesh and Stone', 'The Vampires of Venice', 'Amy's Choice', 'The Hungry Earth', 'Cold Blood', 'Vincent and the Doctor', 'The Lodger', 'The Pandorica Opens' and 'The Big Bang'.
The Personal Vision Workbook is a practical, activity-based text designed to help readers discover a powerful personal vision that will navigate them through difficult stages of their lives. This step-by-step guide will help the reader find harmony and align priorities in order to succeed in their life and school. It will help the reader to delve into the five primary elements of identity- mind, body, spirit, heart, and relationships- to reveal a powerful personal vision. This vision will enable the user to navigate through life's greatest challenges with a clear sense of purpose. Readers learn to align their lives around their core values and establish tangible goals directed toward a clear vision for the future. With over 25 fun and insightful activities to guide them through self-discovery, establishing core values, setting personal goals, and creating their vision, individuals are asked to think critically, ask the most challenging questions, reach out to friends and family, and craft their own story.
British comedy horror. In the dead end seaside town of Rainmouth, Jamie (Ed Speleers) finds himself stuck running his pothead mother's B and B for the entire summer holidays. His summer starts to look a little brighter when he meets smart and sexy American Juliana (Jessica Szohr) but not long after her arrival, strange things start happening and local teens start to go missing one by one. Jamie is warned by a mysterious stranger that a werewolf is in town, preying solely on virgin flesh. The only protection appears to be to get laid as quickly as possible... Kierston Wareing, Luke Pasqualino and Timothy Spall co-star.
So what do you do when you've 'bagged' all 282 scottish Munros and sampled the delights of Norway's remote Lyngen Alps and Switzerland's Valais Alps. Obviously, you head for the Himalaya . . . in spite of the fact it was an area you vowed never to visit. Sue Pugh never set out to conquer the great outdoors but, from enjoying strolls in her native Yorkshire, she progressed to winter mountaineering and evermore challenging adventures. In 2018, she and her husband, together with a group of loyal friends and a highly respected mountain guide, set off to scale the heights in a rarely visited area of Sikkim in the Indian Himalaya. You'll also learn why a lipstick is essential on the Matterhorn, a use for a snowball that you've never even dreamed of, and how to skinny dip in the Scottish mountains. If you want to know the best techniques for belaying or how to tie knots this isn't the book for you. But if you want to experience the excitement, humour, joy - and sometimes sadness - of taking on a great life challenge, then join Sue.
Use this book to move science learning out of the classroom and into everyday life. Science has a profound capacity to transform how we experience the world, but it can be challenging to foster transformative experiences. When it comes to the science classroom, too often the Las Vegas slogan applies: What happens here stays here. Based on over 20 years of research, this guide presents the Teaching for Transformative Experiences in Science instructional model to help teachers craft practices that will encourage students to apply science concepts beyond defined school boundaries. This practical resource includes detailed vignettes, classroom examples, guidance for trying out strategies, and materials for assessing transformative experiences. Book Features: Introduction to transformative experience theory. A model of teaching based on empirical classroom research. Vignettes and classroom examples that illustrate application of the model strategies. "Try It Out" guides. Assessment materials.
This volume describes the way in which the Fabian Society works, the distinctive contributions of individuals to that work, the structure they have built and the methods they have evolved to facilitate their labours. Some Fabians are dedicated to shaping economic and social policies, speaking or writing about them and devising the political strategy by which they may be put into practice. The author consulted original material which was available for the first time which has augmented former descriptions of the society and placed incidents in a new setting.
Christina Pugh's fifth book of poems explores the technologies both ancient and new that inhabit our contemporary cultural moment. Mapping an uncanny journey through the clusters of media we encounter daily but seldom stop to contemplate, Pugh's focused descriptions, contrasting linguistic textures, and acute poetic music become multifarious sources of beauty, disruption, humor, and hurt. Here, Netflix and YouTube share space with eighteenth-century paintings, Italian graffiti, ballet, Kurt Cobain's recordings, and even a collection of rocks. Whether technology is a vessel for joy or grief in these poems, it is always an expression of our continuing desire to invent and to mediate. At once personal archive and cultural barometer, Stardust Media traces the moving constellations of life in the distant twenty-first century, ""a kaleidoscope /... half-filled with sky-blue glass-cut blossoming, / then labored to crystallize.
Southern literature has long been heralded for its tragic sentiments, in its somber and necessary acknowledgments of the region's tormented past, as it has concomitantly asserted an overarchingly heteronormative vision of Southern life. Yet a pantheon of great authors, ranging from Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Truman Capote to the present-day voices of Florence King, Dorothy Allison, and David Sedaris, collectively attest both to the vibrancy of queer experience and to the prevalence of humor found in this rich regional canon. In Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon, Tison Pugh challenges the premises that elevate William Faulkner and diminish Rita Mae Brown, that esteem Walker Percy yet marginalize David Sedaris, by arguing for the inclusion of gay comic authors as defining voices in the field. By redefining the tenets of Southern literature, Pugh reveals its long-overlooked or discounted aspects of gay humor. Noting, for example, that Tennessee Williams is revered as a dramatist who probes the heart of the human condition rather than for his submerged camp humor, and that Truman Capote's comic cinema and literature never eclipsed his more serious works, Pugh establishes a history of mainstream and academic critique that has consistently ignored queer humor. Likewise, Florence King and Rita Mae Brown wrote defining narratives of Southern lesbian experience in, respectively, Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady and Rubyfruit Jungle, yet they are almost entirely neglected in accounts of the literary South. More recently, the author shows, the critical reception of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina testifies to an overarching interest in the traumatic aspects of her poetry and fiction rather than in her humor and its cathartic power. Pugh also asserts that David Sedaris, as a writer of the post-Southern South, who appears to fall beyond the parameters of regional literature for many readers, creates a new, humorous vision of the South that recognises both its pained history and its grudging accession to modernity. Drawing from works of key queer, Southern writers, Pugh sets forth a new vision of Southern literature- one illuminated by the humor of gay voices no longer at the margins.
How does the insecurity of work affect us? We know what job insecurity does to workers at work, the depressive effect it has on morale, productivity, and pay. We know less about the impact of job insecurity beyond the workplace, upon people's intimate relationships, their community life, their vision of the good self and a good life. This volume of essays explores the broader impacts of job precariousness on different groups in different contexts. From unemployed tech workers in Texas to single mothers in Russia, Japanese heirs to the iconic salaryman to relocating couples in the U.S. Midwest, these richly textured accounts depict the pain, defiance, and joy of charting a new, unscripted life when the scripts have been shredded. Across varied backgrounds and experiences, the new organization of work has its largest impact in three areas: in our emotional cultures, in the interplay of social inequalities like race, class and gender, and in the ascendance of a contemporary radical individualism. In Beyond the Cubicle, job insecurity matters, and it matters for more than how much work can be squeezed out of workers: it shapes their intimate lives, their relationships with others, and their shifting sense of self. Much more than mere numbers and figures, these essays offer a unique and holistic vision of the true impact of job insecurity.
For the U.S. South, the myth of chivalric masculinity dominates the cultural and historical landscape. Visions of white southern men as archetypes of honor and gentility run throughout regional narratives with little regard for the actions and, at times, the atrocities committed by such men. In Queer Chivalry, Tison Pugh exposes the inherent contradictions in these depictions of cavalier manhood, investigating the foundations of southern gallantry as a reincarnated and reauthorized version of medieval masculinity. Pugh argues that the idea of masculinity -- particularly as seen in works by prominent southern authors from Mark Twain to Ellen Gilchrist -- constitutes a cultural myth that queerly demarcates accepted norms of manliness, often by displaying the impossibility of its achievement.
Beginning with Twain's famous critique of "the Sir Walter disease" that pilloried the South, Pugh focuses on authors who questioned the code of chivalry by creating protagonists whose quests for personal knighthood prove quixotic. Through detailed readings of major works -- including Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Flannery O'Connor's short fiction, John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, Robert Penn Warren's A Place to Come To, Walker Percy's novels, and Gilchrist's The Annunciation -- Pugh demonstrates that the hypermasculinity of white-knight ideals only draws attention to the ambiguous gender of the literary southern male.
Employing insights from gender and psychoanalytic theory, Queer Chivalry contributes to recent critical discussions of the cloaked anxieties about gender and sexuality in southern literature. Ultimately, Pugh uncovers queer limits in the cavalier mythos, showing how facts and fictions contributed to the ideological formulation of the South.
THIS volume contains a translation of the Dorset section of Domesday Book with a commentary and index. The Exchequer and Exeter texts of the Survey are printed side by side for purposes of comparison. The text of the Dorset section of the Geld Rolls with translation and commentary is appended.
The new edition of the Great Writing series provides clear explanations, extensive models of academic writing and practice to help learners write great sentences, paragraphs, and essays. With expanded vocabulary instruction, sentence-level practice, and National Geographic content to spark ideas, students have the tools they need to become confident writers. Updated in this Edition: Clearly organized units offer the practice students need to become effective independent writers. Each unit includes: Part 1: Elements of Great Writing teaches the fundamentals of organized writing, accurate grammar, and precise mechanics. Part 2: Building Better Vocabulary provides practice with carefully-selected, level-appropriate academic words. Part 3: Building Better Sentences helps writers develop longer and more complex sentences. Part 4: Writing activities allow students to apply what they have learned by guiding them through writing, editing, and revising. Part 5: New Test Prep section gives a test-taking tip and timed task to prepare for high-stakes standardized tests, including IELTs and TOEFL. The new guided online writing activity takes students through the entire writing process with clear models for reference each step of the way.
This engaging and easy-to-use natural history guidebook provides a
thorough overview of native and honey bee biology and offers tools
for identifying the most common bees of California and the Western
United States. Full-color illustrations introduce readers to more
than 30 genera of native bees, noting each one's needs and habits
and placing them in their wider context. The author highlights
beesOCO ties to our own lives, the food we eat, and the habitat we
provide, and suggests ways to support bees in our own backyards.
Harry Potter and Beyond explores J. K. Rowling's beloved best-selling series and its virtuoso reimagining of British literary traditions. Weaving together elements of fantasy, the school-story novel, detective fiction, allegory, and bildungsroman, the Harry Potter novels evade simplistic categorization as children's or fantasy literature. Because the Potter series both breaks new ground and adheres to longstanding narrative formulas, readers can enhance their enjoyment of these epic adventures by better understanding their place in literary history.Along with the seven foundational novels of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and Beyond assesses the extraordinary range of supplementary material concerning the young wizard and his allies, including the films of the books, the subsequent film series of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the theatrical spectacle Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and a range of other Potter-inspired narratives. Beyond the world of Potter, Pugh surveys Rowling's literary fiction The Casual Vacancy and her detective series featuring Cormoran Strike, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Through this comprehensive overview of Rowling's body of work, Pugh reveals the vast web of connections between yesteryear's stories and Rowling's vivid creations.
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